Explore Fresh Experiences This Spring
Spring is here, summer is coming fast, and so many new experiences lie ahead in Delaware. This year, the sense of anticipation is especially clear: Travelers are more eager than ever to get out and get moving, and attractions are responding with a refreshed lineup and revamped experience. Start your exploration right here, with this roundup of places that are opening, reopening, or adding exciting new reasons to visit.
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington
A stylish new cafe with a creatively curated food and drink menu, Kaffeina Cafe will now compliment a visit to the Delaware Art Museum. While there be sure to pay a visit to the Louis Comfort Tiffany Exhibit now-June 5. Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection was organized by the Richard H. Driehaus Museum and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Bonus: After admiring the azaleas of Tiffany's work visit Hagley Museum to admire the blooms.
Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, Wilmington
The former Delaware Museum of Natural History has overhauled its exhibition space and prepared a fresh lineup of hands-on activities and interactive experiences since closing in 2020. Re-opening in May.
The Grand Opera House and The Playhouse, Wilmington
New shows and performances are once again being added regularly at these beloved venues, including the hit Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof (at the freshly renovated Playhouse June 9-12). Get tickets here.
Read House & Gardens, New Castle
Weekend tours are back, and have been revised and refreshed to reveal the complex layers of history in the architecture and furnishings of this stunning National Historic Landmark.
Riverwalk Mini Golf, Wilmington
This popular family-friendly attraction along Riverfront Wilmington is back in action starting May 21 – head on over and check out the fresh greens installed throughout the course. Nearby, the Constitution Yards has reopened with an intriguing new line-up of brews and canned cocktails.
Delaware State Fair concerts, Harrington
The State Fair has unveiled its July 21-30 Summer Concert Series lineup, and it’s amazing: Nelly, ZZ Top, TobyMac, Halestorm, Hank Williams, Jr., Sam Hunt, Trace Adkins, and more. See the lineup.
Dover Days Festival and Parade, Dover
It’s been two years since Downtown Dover was able to celebrate like this: On May 7 you’ll find maypole dancing, hot air balloon rides, a moon bounce village, and more than 100 craft and food vendors. More information here.
Bethany Beach Concert Series, Bethany Beach
The fun has become too big for summer to hold: Bethany’s bandstand concerts now kick off in May, and will continue through October. There are 40 acts lined up -- check out the list here.
Dickens Parlour Theatre at the Good Earth Market, Ocean View
Music, magic and more are now on stage at this new 99-seat theatre that adds an entertaining element to Good Earth Market’s great selection of natural food.
Freeman Arts Pavillion concerts, Selbyville
Act now, because Freeman’s stunning new summer concert lineup is selling fast – tickets are still available for KC and the Sunshine Band, Patti LaBelle, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Boz Scaggs, the Little River Band and many more. Check them out here.
Revelation Food Truck competition, Rehoboth Beach
Revelation Craft Brewing Company needs you to taste (and vote) for your favorite among 12 food trucks and 4 dessert vendors on April 29. Get tickets here.
Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery concerts, Frankford
Good music and good wine always go well together: Salted Vines is launching its “Drink Local-Jam Local” Summer Concert Series, starting May 26 and continuing through Aug. 25. Get your tickets here.